Accession Number:

AD1034435

Title:

Mission Design and Concept of Operations of a 6U CubeSat Mission for Proximity Operations and RSO Imaging

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

Space Development and Test Directorate Albuquerque United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-05-29

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

ARAPAlMA is a proximity operations mission sponsored by the US Air ForceOffice of Scientific Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory, to perform the in-orbit demonstration of proximity operations for visible, infrared, and three dimensional imaging of resident space objects RSOs on a nanosat platform. The nanosat is of the 6U CubeSat class, with overall dimensions of 11 X 26 X 34cm and a mass of 9kg. This paper details the goals and the concept of operations of the mission and presents the current status of the design.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE